Living History: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

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Today, I am introducing a new series on History Imagined that surely gets to the heart of this blog and historical fiction in general, the desire to make the past come alive. While… Continue reading

Sails to Steam

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You’ve seen it all, you’ve seen it all. Watch the men who rode you, Switch from sails to steam. And in your belly you hold the treasure that few have ever seen, most… Continue reading

Paul Revere–Silversmith, Soldier, Spy

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Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and… Continue reading

Travels Through Historical Fiction: The White Lady

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If readers saw the film version of The English Patient, they may remember that the opening scene showed the main characters in a desert cave marveling at drawings depicting humans and animals painted… Continue reading

The King’s Daughters

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Every once in a while someone with a passion for history and a love of good story telling comes across a historical figure, movement, or event that makes them sit up and think,… Continue reading

Daughters of the American Revolution

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I’ve written a lot about the Civil War in the past few years, but my true interest has always been the Revolutionary War. During the 90s, when I began uncovering my family’s genealogy, I discovered… Continue reading

Travels Through Historical Fiction: Sands of the Namib

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As the second of three posts set in Africa, we are traveling to Nambia’s Atlantic coast where an unexpected experience awaits. Leaving Windhoek, Nambia’s capital, we traveled west to Swakopmund, a resort town… Continue reading

Cadillac, Pontiac, Ford, and My Hometown

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The story of Detroit, the city where I was born, is, at heart, the story of trade routes, roads, automobiles, and eventually the Saint Lawrence seaway and shipping. It has always been about… Continue reading

Agent 355–A Patriot In Petticoats

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Long before Agent 007 was a germ of an idea in Ian Fleming’s mind, there was Agent 355, one of the first female spies in America, active during the Revolutionary War. But unlike… Continue reading

Travels Through Historical Fiction: a Vast and Open Land

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It was never on my bucket list. Not even on a far flung, sorta, maybe, if I hit the lottery and have nothing better to do wish list. It was, however, on my… Continue reading